Post # 1
So along with everything else im doing last minute, I was looking into hair and makeup prices. Originally I said I didnt want to pay for it cuz Im “frugal” and cant see spnding $80-100 just on makeup that im going to wash off after a 5 hours! But now, I dont know. I was just thinking that I dnt want to have to be worried about doing my own hair and makeup since I really dont have a clue how to. Before my plan was to watch some youtube videos to get an idea but now I dont know. Ive called around and was shocked at how much it cost! I live in NY but the venue is in NJ. Some people quoted me $350 total for hair and makeup for myself with a $40 travel fee and $150 extra per bridesmaid. Another quote wa sBride 130 trial 65 Bridesmaids 90 per person Travel fee $150
Makeup: 90 per person
Is that a normal range or am I just being really cheap? Can anyone recommend anyone in Jersey thats not crazy expensive?
Post # 3
Most make up counters will do your make up with a purchase. You would have to go to them but it is much cheaper.
Post # 4
@michiru4ever: Agreed. Usually it’s around a $50 purchase and, obviously, you get to keep the products. It’s actually a pretty good deal. Just make sure you get your hair done first so it doesn’t get washed off!
Post # 5
that seems expensive but I’m not familiar with the prices in that area
Post # 6
If u don’t know how to do your makeup, do get it done by someonesomeone
Post # 7
Where in Jersey are you getting married?
Post # 8
@ClassyKate: I found my makeup person by recommendation of another bee! Here is her website. Very reasonable and her work is great and she is SUPER sweet!
She also has excellent reviews (Im a big fan of checking out reviews)
Post # 9
for your wedding I think hair and makeup is a MUST unless you are complete fabu at doing it yourself (I am defintiely NOT, lol) I agree with some of the other ladies, going to a make-up store like MAC is a good idea and you get to keep the makeup you purchase…your frugal side should love that
Post # 10
I agree that you can definitely try makeup counters. I’ve done that for so many weddings and it’s really worked out! I used to work at Nordstrom in jewelry, near the makeup, and I’d see bridal parties all the freaking time come in. They didn’t even require a purchase, though most did for touch ups.
For myself, however, more than anything I wanted to get ready in a hotel suite with my girls all day so thats why I’m personally having hair/makeup come to me..and it IS pricey! Do I cringe when I think about the 600.00+ I’m spending on hair and makeup? Yes… But I’m really looking forward to the it because I love getting my hair and makeup done with my ladies.
Post # 11
@missdorado26: Holy cow. I’m not from the area, so I can’t tell if that’s reasonable, but to me that is expensive. Rather than having them come to you, would it be too much trouble to go to them? I totally second the idea of going to a makeup counter to get it done. Sephora would give you a ton of different choices if you don’t want to pick a specific brand for everything. Some of them also do hair, but I am not sure to what extent. You can then go to a hair salon for getting updos or whatever styles. Even chain places like SuperCuts or Fantastic Cuts (or whatever it’s called) can do a good job on styling. Just ask around and see if there are any pictures or references from other clients. Good luck!
Post # 12
You can get make up done at a make up counter and get your hair done at a place like Dry Bar (http://www.thedrybar.com) or something. That was what I was planning to do before the FMIL insisted on having a hair/make up artist on site.
And the hair stylist / make up artist that we ended up getting is pretty much in the same price range as the quotes that you got… so I thought that was just the industry average
Post # 13
It’s standard rate. And airbrush does not wipe off in 5 hours. My person is Lorraine with Simply Beautiful…$85 for bride and $68 for attendants.
Post # 14
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